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Ireland: Steps employers can take to #EmbraceEquity for women07 March 2023
International Women’s Day on 8 March 2023 provides an opportunity for employers to showcase inclusivity within their workplace and an opportunity to reflect on steps they can take to make their workplace more inclusive.
LGBT+ rights at work: no room for complacency15 February 2023
As we mark LGBT+ history month in February 2023, this article looks at the current position of LGBT+ people in the workplace and the challenges that still remain.
What’s happening in employment law in 2023?05 January 2023
There’s lots happening in employment law all of a sudden. 2023 looks set to be a year in which major employment law changes are shaped and fleshed out. From the post-Brexit reform agenda to a series of private members’ bills, key caselaw decisions to other planned developments, there is much change on the horizon, and little time for us to get our heads around it. Here’s our annual round-up of what to expect.
What's happening in employment law in Ireland in 202305 January 2023
The whirlwind of workplace and employment law developments we saw in 2022 is set to continue with multiple proposals for reform in the pipeline, including requirements on employers to deal with flexible and remote work requests, the introduction of a national living wage and other reforms flowing from the EU. Here’s our annual round-up of what to expect.
What’s happening in employment law in Northern Ireland in 2023?04 January 2023
With the continuing lack of a functioning Executive and Assembly in Northern Ireland, employment law remains more or less in stalemate. That said, the active post-Brexit reform agenda impacts Northern Ireland and the decision in an important holiday pay case is expected. Here’s our annual round-up of what to expect.
When can a termination discussion be without prejudice?15 December 2022
For a discussion to be “without prejudice” there must be an existing dispute between the parties. A recent EAT case helpfully clarified when a grievance will count as a dispute for these purposes.
Modernising flexible working - day one “right to request” but no “right to have”08 December 2022
The government’s response to consultation on flexible working proposes a “day one” right to request and various other changes to the current rules, but stops short of more radical reform.
John Lewis ad spotlights children in care - and a potential gap in diversity initiatives?17 November 2022
This year’s John Lewis Christmas advert has highlighted the challenges faced by children in care and their foster families. This follows a recent review calling for care experience to be a protected characteristic under the Equality Act. As John Lewis commits to becoming the employer of choice for care experienced young people, this article considers if there is a gap in current diversity initiatives.
Updated Comparative Table of employment law developments in Great Britain, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland10 November 2022
Do you need to stay up to date with current and proposed employment law developments across Great Britain, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland? If so, our updated Comparative Table, prepared in conjunction with Legal Island, will be a handy reference guide.
Hybrid working arrangements
Inbrief26 October 2022
Following the widespread experience of employees working from home during the Covid-19 pandemic, some employers are starting to implement hybrid working arrangements on a longer-term basis.
Menopause in the workplace: Linda Hynes comments for The Irish Examiner
Press14 October 2022
Employers risk losing experienced female members of staff if they fail to offer support during menopause.
Menopause and work
Inbrief11 October 2022
Women over the age of 50 are the fastest growing group in the workforce. As more employees go through the menopause during their working lives, employers need to be aware of the impact in the workplace.
Gender pay gap reporting
Inbrief07 September 2022
The Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017 (the “Regulations”) require employers to report on the gender pay gap in their organisation.
Inbrief14 August 2022
Equal pay law first developed in the UK in the 1970s after a campaign by trade unions and women's groups. The principle that men and women who do equal work should receive equal pay is implemented through the Equality Act 2010.
Inbrief20 July 2022
The Equality Act 2010 governs the law relating to unlawful discrimination, including disability discrimination. There are some special protections for disabled people in addition to those which apply to other protected groups, including the duty to make reasonable adjustments. This Inbrief gives an overview of the law in the employment context.
Maya Forstater wins gender critical belief claim07 July 2022
Following last year’s ruling by the Employment Appeal Tribunal that her “gender critical” beliefs were protected under the Equality Act, Maya Forstater has won her discrimination claim.
Diversity monitoring: what to collect and how to comply with the law19 June 2022
To improve the diversity of your workforce, you need to measure it, and this means collecting and monitoring data. But what questions should you ask employees about their individual characteristics and how can you handle that information lawfully? This article takes an in-depth look at these questions.
Financial Conduct Authority launches new diversity targets with comply or explain obligation17 May 2022
The FCA has taken another step towards improving board diversity and inclusion with the introduction of new ethnic and gender diversity targets for listed companies, and an accompanying obligation on firms to comply or explain.
Ethnicity pay gap reporting and intersectionality17 May 2022
The government has said that ethnicity pay gap reporting won’t be mandatory, but many employers are choosing to do it anyway, adding ethnicity pay gap reporting to their existing obligation to report gender pay gaps each year. But what about the intersection of ethnicity AND gender?
Flexible working - the right to ask
Inbrief08 April 2022
Employees seeking a better balance between the demands of work and personal life may seek a change in their working arrangements – for example, through part-time working, job-sharing or a change in working hours. While there is no right to insist on working in a different way, there is a statutory right to ask for a flexible working arrangement and to have that request seriously considered.